Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Montis release

It is that joyful moment again, another release from Sofilantjes*! Today, Anne released the Montis*, an asymmetrical summer dress with two different construction methods for the bodice. One with three straps on the back which is made with a fully lines bodice. The other, a non-lined bodice with the same asymmetrical back as the front. The pattern has one skirt included and all the skirts from the Litore* and Solis* are a perfect fit on the Montis bodice. I made five dresses with this pattern, and today I am showing you two, the only 100% official Montis and a slightly hacked one.

Let's start with the 100% Montis. This orange dress just screems summer to me. The bias finish (explained in the pattern) is perfect to add just a little bit of extra contrast (I have some fit pictures without it, but I loved them too much not to add). Although not a full circle, the Montis skirt can spin! It easily passed the twirl test. The big advantage of having the same front as back is that your daughter can not put on her dress backwards. The same advantage as what I mentioned when I showed the Sylva.

The other dress that I made has a Montis bodice, the other option as the previous dress, but has a gathered woven skirt. I personally love asymmetrics, and the back with those three straps is just perfect. You can go three different colors, or just plain like I did. For the skirt I simply gathered remnant that I bought at a Cas and Nina into a skirt, without cutting into the piece itself. I gathered the entire width, so 150 cm around the waist. I read that this in-between skirt length is the new trend, but even if it would not be, my daughter really likes it. I think that a gathered woven skirt like this would work for many girls, because the gatherings make the woven skirt stretch as bit. You could also use the Mantica* gathered skirt if you need more guidance.

The pockets are of course included in the pattern. I bought the orange cherry fabric from Joyfits, and the bunny fabric was a scrap which was left after I sewed this dress. I had hoped to make something out of those scraps, but had not really felled the inspiration before this plan came along. I really like the combination of the sweet print on the bodice and grown up print in the skirt.

Due to the release, the Montis* is on a steep sale for 5 dollar (excluding VAT) for just 48 hours. Due to some summer celebrations in the Sofilantjes Facebook group you can also get the Summer Surprise*  and Solis* pattern with a 15% discount for a few more days. The code for those patterns can be found in the Sofilantjes Sew and Show group.

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  1. Echt weer een leuk modelletje. De oranje is mijn favoriet!

  2. Die kast die puilt uit denk ik ;-)

  3. Heel leuk! Ik vind de bandjes van de gevoerde Montis veel leuker dan die andere, dat lijkt zo te trekken... En de overschot van het oranje stofje wordt hier een onderbroekje ;)

  4. Die kersjes! Zo'n mooi stofje! Toffe kleedjes.